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Presidential Fertilizer Initiative Programme has commenced. Eleven blending plants are in now in full operation in different locations across the country. The fertilizer will be sold to farmers at a price of N5,500 per 50KG bag only by State Governments, registered distributors and dealers registered with FEPSAN. Intrested distributors/dealers to participate in the scheme can register with any of the blending plants and at FEPSAN office at No 1. NIDB Building, Muhammadu Buhari way, Kaduna. Whistle blower Nos: 08175777724, 08175077773

Depending on your agro-ecology and water availability, your choice of seed variety matters because it will, at the end of the day, determine the performance of crop at harvest.
There are different varieties with good yield characteristics under good agronomy practices for you to choose from.
The National Cereal Research Institute (NCRI) Badeggi, Niger State, has since inception, developed 63 rice varieties that are low and water use efficient, pest and diseases tolerant/resistant for commercial production.
These varieties were specifically bred for the various rice ecologies (lowland, upland, deep water, mangrove swamp) in the country.
Some of the varieties that have been released in recent times include FARO 58, 59 which is basically for upland areas; and FARO 60, 61 for lowland, as well as ofada rice.
Just last week, the institute in collaboration with AfricaRice under the STRASA and GSR projects, were able to release two prominent flood-tolerant rice varieties called 'Faro 66’ and 'Faro 67.’
Other varieties for upland are: Early maturing (90–100days):FARO10, 40, 45, 54, 55 (NERICA1), 56 (NERICA2), other upland NERICA; Medium maturing (100–120 days): FARO 48, 49, 53, etc. Late maturing (120days):FARO 25.
For low land, short duration varieties like Faro 44 (sipi 6920233) are very good and widely cultivated in the country. However, Medium duration Faro 29 Faro 52 and Late Duration Faro 15 are also good.
The National Agricultural Seed Council (NASC) said farmers can now test the quality of their seeds in its seed testing facilities established at NASC corporate headquarter, Sheda, Kwali and six other regional offices.
(Contact NASC on the following two numbers for any advice or information on the seed you want to use or where to get quality seed: 070-000-73337 or 070-000-SEEDS)
The numbers also allow farmers to lay complaint or report any erring seed company because, according to them, NASC ensures that all seed producers comply with set standards which ensure that only seeds of the highest quality are supplied to farmers.

https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/how-to-access-quality-rice-seeds-as-planting-begins-259510.html

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Messages to Farmers

  • Apply fertilizer wisely to avoid wastageAttend trainings on fertilizer use and application
    Early purchase of fertilizer saves money
  • Obtain quality fertilizers from reputable suppliers especially FEPSAN members
  • Store unused fertilizer away from children, fire, rain and entry of foreign material.
  • Form groups/associations to benefit from group/association dynamics.
  • Allow your crops to fully mature to get quality and values
  • Report adulterated fertilizer to the appropriate authority

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